Gospel Light Minute X with Daniel Whyte III
Summary: Daniel Whyte III is a full-time evangelist by calling. Through the Gospel Light Minute, his main aim is to present a short, clear, understandable presentation of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ which saved him over 30 years ago.
TEXT: Acts 16:25-34 We return to Paul and Silas who are in prison. In their midnight hour, they chose to pray and praise God despite their circumstances. They could do this because they knew that God was not in a midnight hour. His hands were not tied, nor His feet shackled. We learned also that God sometimes allows us to go through midnight hours in order to encourage others who are in the same situation. Paul and Silas prayed and praised God as their fellow prisoners listened. We must remember that our behavior, particularly during hard times, is a testimony to the unsaved world. Finally, we learned that we ought to pray and praise God in our midnight hour because God may be planning to use our situation to display His power and bring glory to His name. That is what happened when "suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed." God responded to His servants' prayers and wrought this tremendous deliverance on their behalf.
1 Corinthians 9:22 As I have stated previously, if Trump supports homosexuality, homosexual marriage, and the homosexual agenda, his presidency will be doomed to fail like Obama’s and America will never be great again. Just as the ministers surrounding Obama failed to press the urgency of this matter in God’s sight, so have the ministers surrounding Trump. Sadly, people do not understand that God will not bless what they do if they defy Him on something so basic to human existence. To roll back Obamacare, immigration laws, and abortion laws, and not roll back the abomination of homosexuality, homosexual marriage, and the homosexual agenda, is evidence of a lack of wisdom and understanding. It is also cowardice, for the real reason the Trump administration will roll back all these other things and not the abomination of homosexuality is because they do not want to tackle the demonic, vindictive, well-heeled homosexual community, and because they fear man more than they fear God. As this is a slap in God’s face and in the Christian community’s face, mark our words: this will doom Trump’s presidency like it doomed Obama’s presidency if he does not repent of this foolishness and strike down everything in his power regarding this abomination that Obama has unleashed on this nation.
TEXT: Matthew 1:1-6: Typically, when we look at the life of Jesus Christ, we begin with His birth in the manger at Bethlehem. But the Bible teaches that Jesus' history stretches from the eternal past to the eternal future. He is from everlasting to everlasting.
TEXT: Matthew 1:1-6: The “book of the generations of Jesus Christ,” the historical record of Jesus' human lineage, shows us the close connection Jesus has to the human race. He is not God in the form of man or God appearing like a man, but God as man. God literally becoming a flesh-and-blood human being.
Our key Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:13 As we continue looking at the positive traits that we should follow instead of covetousness, we turn our attention to “patience.” Paul says we ought to “follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”
TEXT: Revelation 21:1-8 Of those who will not be making it into Heaven, we have discussed the "fearful," the "unbelieving," the "abominable," the "murderers," the "whoremongers," the "sorcerers," and the “idolaters.”
TEXT: Matthew 1:1: The Man Christ Jesus was born into a society and culture that put great value on one's family and lineage. Where one came from was more important than where one was at the present moment. In those days, you were considered a nobody if you could not say, "My parents were so-and-so, and my grandparents were so-and-so, and my great grandparents were so-and-so." God help you if you were born to an unmarried woman and did not know who your father was. Who your ancestors were and who you were related to was very important.
Proverbs 15:22 As President Trump begins his time in office, the Lord has led me share some practical and biblically-based ways in which he can help black America as well as some practical and biblically based ways black America can be of help to him.
As we return to this passage, we find Paul and Silas in the midst of their midnight hour. In our last message, we explored the fact that many of God's servants experience the midnight hour. We specifically mentioned David, Elijah, and Jesus Himself. However, there were others. For example, Joseph who was thrown in prison for doing the right thing and refusing to get involved sexually with his boss's wife. And then there is John the Baptist who was also thrown in prison for telling King Herod that it was unlawful for him to have his brother's wife. It was during his midnight hour that John began to have questions about Jesus being the promised Messiah. He wanted to know if He was truly the light of the world because his own situation was turning out to be so dark.
As President Trump begins his time in office, the Lord has led me share some practical and biblically-based ways in which he can help black America as well as some practical and biblically based ways black America can be of help to him.
TEXT: John 21:24-25: The largest collection of books in the world is the Library of Congress, which serves as the national library of the United States. It was established in 1800 with a generous donation from the personal library of Thomas Jefferson. Today, over 32 million books are cataloged there spread out over three buildings, not to mention digital and internet resources. If set up end to end, the shelves in the Library of Congress would stretch for 838 miles. If you read one book a day from the library's holdings, it would take you over 60,000 years to read everything.
TEXT: John 21:24-25: John has previously explained that the purpose of his gospel is to get people to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. At the end of his book, he writes that he alone is the one who testifies of the things which he has written. In other words, he is an eyewitness to all that he has recorded. John puts his name on the line in order to declare that what he has written is factually accurate.
Our key Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 10:13 The sin that we are going to continue looking at today is the sin of "covetousness". This is the second sin in a list of 12 temptations that comes from two sources -- one ancient and one modern. The first source is a list that was developed by monks in the early church called "the seven deadly sins" or the "cardinal sins." The second source is a Barna survey from 2011 which tracked the top temptations Americans admitted to struggling with.
Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump and the black community were by-and-large not the best of friends. Trump attempted to reach out to "the blacks," but repeatedly stumbled when trying to speak to them directly. Many blacks had no interest in reaching out to him. Some in the black community, the majority of which supported Hillary Clinton, have been tempted to hold a grudge over the election outcome. However, this is not wise. Over the next few days, I want to share with you a few ways the new president can be a help to the black community and a few ways the black community can be a help to Mr. Trump during his time in office based upon the word of God.
TEXT: Revelation 21:7-8 Although we are in the middle of a series and a passage about Heaven, God wants to remind us that everyone is not going to Heaven in the end. Obviously, the Biblical writings about Heaven are not meant for us to feel good. Rather, they are descriptions of reality. If God were just trying to make us feel good, He could have left out the parts about Hell. The fact that He didn't ought to strengthen our confidence in the Word of God and in the reality of Heaven. The Bible does not teach pie-in-the-sky for eternity. Rather, it presents two stark and opposing realities that we must grapple with and face.